Ignite Young Adult Entrepreneurial Internship

Enabling Bermuda's young adults to develop their passion for entrepreneurship.

Applications for the 2023 programme are now closed.

Through funding and support from HSBC Group and HSBC Bank Bermuda , Ignite’s internship initiative aims to offer local young adults, 18-25 years old, first-hand entrepreneurial experience with some of Bermuda’s top startups, most of which are Ignite graduates. Successful interns will gain work experience with local entrepreneurial leaders (in both for-profit and non-profit sectors), attend information sessions with the Ignite Team, and have the opportunity to follow their entrepreneurial passion by working on independent projects in the Ignite Hub with the support of mentors and programme facilitators.

Key Dates

Programme Duration July 12 - August 31, 2023

Intern Application Period  April 4 - 23 @ 5pm

Intern Interview Dates  May 15 - 18, 2023

Workshops & Huddles - Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am - 12 noon

What will the programme consist of?

The Young Adult Entrepreneurial Internship Programme will kick off with an Ignite orientation and will go on to provide one-to-one support from their own host mentor business, as well as workshops, partner and mentor support all designed to support and challenge interns throughout their summer’s journey.

The young adult interns are expected to commit 12 hours a week to the programme consisting of the following:

  • 8 hours a week with their designated host start-up business or organization working on a specific project designed by the host entrepreneur.
  • 4 hours a week designated to:
    •  Workshops run by industry experts and Ignite alumni covering various topics to offer relevant knowledge from their own experiences.
    • Group 'check-ins' and huddles to offer support and foster community amongst the young adults.
    • Time for personal development and growth.

This programme will provide deep training and mentorship for its selected young adults to develop the functional, managerial, and leadership skills that differentiate the good from the great entrepreneurs.

Workshop topics may include but not be limited to:

  • Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Customer Discovery
  • Lean Startup
  • Marketing
  • Bermuda's Economic Climate
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • and more!

Interns will also gain access to the Ignite Hub to follow their passion by working on their independent projects with the support of Ignite mentors and facilitators.

Successful interns will each earn a $1,500 stipend for completed project work in their host business or organization. Presentations of their learnings and an award ceremony will also be held to recognize their hard work and contribution to Bermuda's startups.

Intern Applicant Requirements:

The Ignite Young Adult Entrepreneurial Internship programme is committed to equitably empowering Bermuda's young adults to follow their passion for entrepreneurship. For this, academic certifications and prior work experiences are not required, however, we do ask that applicants possess the following:

  • 18 - 25 years old
  • Bermudian or Permission to Work in Bermuda
  • Ability to Attend and Participate in In-person Bi-Weekly Workshops
  • Availability to Work with Host Business 8 Hours Per Week
  • Open-Minded
  • Positive Attitude
  • Self-Motivated
  • Organized
  • Attention to Detail
  • Willingness to Take Feedback
View our 2021 impact report

What some of our past participants have said about the programme...

Past Host Businesses & Organizations

Get in Touch

For any questions, please contact the programme managers at interns@ignitebermuda.com. 


Together we will build a community of great people, building great businesses.
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